‘The Others’ Alliances

Iran Signs Uranium Swap Deal

At least we’ve got good news from Tehran: Iran agreed to enrich uranium in Turkey. The menace of imposing international sanctions and further escalation of the Western pressure on this country under nuclear pretext is temporarily diminished. Perhaps it was the first ever notable diplomatic achievement of the BRIC Alliance […]

Building a pan-Eurasian security community?

Adrian Pabst (UK) With the post-cold war moment of US unilateralism passing, the new age of multilateralism is firmly grounded in improved bilateral relations. In recent times, the clearest example of this trend is the “reset” of US-Russia relations. By contrast with a dangerous escalation of tensions between East and […]

Brazilian President Lula: Heading for Moscow

Nil NIKANDROV (Russia) Brazil is central to the Kremlin’s politics of increasing assertiveness in Latin America. From this standpoint Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva who plans to visit Moscow on May 13-14 — a pragmatic and predictable leader remaining a patriot of his own country despite the onslaught […]

The Egyptian Mission of Patriarch Kirill

Vitaly Bilan (Russia) His Holiness forged a dialogue between civilizations in the land of the pyramids In recent years there have been dozens of interfaith clashes in Egypt between the Muslim majority and the Christian (Coptic) minority. That is why the visit by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus […]

Roadmap To Global Security Is Outside Europe

Andranik Migranyan I strongly believe that the principal rules and instruments for securing global peace remain inalterable despite ongoing changes in the world. The global alliances per se are nothing, as they used to collapse without a core leading power inside. Without the Soviet Union there is no Warsaw Pact […]

Islamic World, Russia and the West

ORIENTAL REVIEW republishes the full text of speech by the Director of the Russian Institute of Oriental Studies Professor Vitaly NAUMKIN, delivered on March 24, 2010 at the Janadriyah-2010 Festival held in Saudi Arabia. Let me first of all express my whole-hearted gratitude to the organizers of our event for […]